This post categorically gives a clear insight about the Nigeria Customs Service salary structure as they are arranged according to ranks of officers. You will also get to see other important information about the agency and some of the duties you are expected to carry out as a Nigeria Customs Service officer or worker.

Nigeria Customs Service Salary Structure According to Ranks

You can also check out the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Salary Structure

Introduction and Overview

Have you ever wondered as a Nigerian about what goes around the nation’s borders security and the rules and policies that determine what happens at the Nigerian’s border?

Many of us have a little idea about what not to take (contraband) when we are travelling and these policies affects us directly or indirectly. The people or workers that enforce these rules are known as the custom officers.

Also read: National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Salary Structure

Are you having the thoughts of being part of the workforce that protects Nigeria’s residents, economy, jobs and environment by controlling the flow of goods, especially restrictive and prohibited goods, into and out of the country?

If your answer is yes, then you are lucky as there is a great opportunity to achieve your dreams of working with the Nigerian Customs Service now.

So, as you are aspiring for this, I am quite sure the first thing you will want to know is how the Nigeria Customs Service salary structure looks like. Then you are lucky coming across this post on Nigerian Fact because all the answer you need is right on this page.

In this article I am going to show you:

  • The history of Nigeria Customs Service
  • The duties and responsibilities of Nigerian Custom Service officers
  • Nigeria Customs Service rank and salary structure, and;
  • Nigeria Customs Service worker’s benefits and allowances

History of Nigeria Customs Service

The Nigeria Customs Service is a paramilitary organization established in 1891. It is an organization supervised by the Federal Ministry of Finance that has several major departments where you can potentially work if you become a Custom officer.

Nigeria Customs Service is a reference and model organization with perfection in giving successful and proficient support and fulfils all measurements of its central goal.

Duties and Responsibilities of Nigeria Customs Service Workers

The Nigerian Customs Service workers are charged with the responsibilities of:

  • Collecting customs revenue and anti-smuggling efforts and accounting for same;
  • Security duties;
  • Generating statistics for planning and Budgetary purposes;
  • Monitoring Foreign Exchange utilization;
  • Engaging in Research, Planning and Enforcement of Fiscal Policies of Government
  • Manifest processing;
  • Licensing and registration of Customs Agents;
  • Registration and designation of collecting banks, and
  • To work in collaboration with other government agencies in all approved ports, and border station.

Nigeria Customs Service Salary Structure Based on Different Ranks of Officers

The Nigeria Customs Service ranks are quite different from other military or paramilitary organizations in Nigeria. Their salary structure is calculated based on the different ranks and level of officers.

Below are the ranks and annual basic salaries according to the structure and hierarchy of the Nigeria Customs Service from the lowest to the highest rank.

Ranks Annual Basic Salary
Customs Assistant   ₦298,506 – ₦330,321
Assistant Inspector of Custom ₦357,358 – ₦411,484
Inspector of Custom  ₦483,014 – ₦567,065
Assistant Superintendent of Customs II ₦888,956 – ₦988991
Assistant Superintendent of Customs I ₦1,012,562 – ₦1,143,539
Deputy Superintendent Customs (DSC) Officer ₦1,094,027 – ₦1,252,038
Chief Superintendent Customs (CSC) Officer ₦1,158,172 – ₦1,325,234
Assistant Comptrollers ₦1,225,584 – ₦1,405,449
Deputy Comptrollers ₦1,619,447 – ₦1,825,589
Comptrollers   ₦1,759,829 – ₦1,966,281
Assistant Comptroller-General ₦2,272,288 – ₦2,464,560
Deputy Comptroller-General  
Comptroller General  

Above are the basic annual salaries according to the Nigeria Customs Salary Structure based on ranks, now let us look at some other benefits the officers are entitled to.

Benefits and Allowances of Custom Officers

  • Transport,
  • Meal subsidy,
  • Utility,
  • Hazards,
  • House maintenance,
  • Uniform maintenance,
  • General Services,
  • Torchlight,
  • Detective
  • Hardiness allowance,
  • Plain-Cloth allowance,
  • Furniture allowance, and
  • Personal Servant for entitled officers.


It is important to note that the Nigeria Customs Salary structure listed above are annual basic salaries, beginning from the lowest rank to the highest rank, and the salaries were computed from the Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS). Kindly share this article before you leave and also subscribe Nigerian Fact in order to get more facts about Nigeria delivered straight to your email address